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Michigan Counties

The boundaries of the eighty-three counties in Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897. Wayne County was the sixth county in the Northwest Territory, formed 15 August 1796 and organized in 1815. Wayne County was created 21 November 1815 as an original county of Michigan.

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Presque Isle County, Michigan

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Presque Isle County is a county located in the Lower peninsula of the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,376. The county seat is Rogers City. The county was set off on April 1, 1840 and a county government was first organized in 1871. The government was re-organized in 1875. Presque Isle County is an Americanization of the French term almost island, indicating a peninsula.

Etymology - Origin of Presque Isle County Name

Both the county and Presque Isle Township are named for Presque Isle (literally, "almost an island") which is French for "a narrow peninsula". A large part of the township consists of that peninsula, with Lake Huron on the east and Grand Lake on the west and narrows strips of land connecting it to the mainland at the north and south ends. The community of Presque Isle is situated near the center of this peninsula.

Demographics:

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Presque Isle County History

Presque Isle County is an Americanization of the French term almost island, indicating a peninsula.

Set Off: 1840

Organized: 1871, reorganized in 1875

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,573 square miles (6,660 km2), of which 659 square miles (1,710 km2) is land and 1,914 square miles (4,960 km2) (74%) is water. It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Chippewa County (north)
  • Manitoulin District, Ontario (east)
  • Alpena County (southeast)
  • Montmorency County (southwest)
  • Cheboygan County (west)
  • Mackinac County (northwest)

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